Connor, Angela M.; Bennett, Barbara J.
June 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
FirstHealth of the Carolina[*] (FirstHealth), a not-for-profit health care system based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, was the first health care system in the state to adopt a 100% tobacco-free policy, which applied to employees, volunteers, patients and visitors alike. This policy change, which has received state and national attention, was the result of a yearlong process that included the development of a multi-perspective leadership team, the implementation of a comprehensive communications plan, the provision of tobacco cessation support, and continuous monitoring of compliance.


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